By Mandi Bierly
Updated July 30, 2020 at 05:03 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Robin Wong/PR Photos; Solarpix/PR PhotosWe need a new PopWatch category, This is from our dreams, and I’d file this after that post about Sam Worthington and Chris Pine possibly teaming up for the film This Means War. Real-life buddies Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper are now attached to star in a Lethal Weapon-esque action comedy about two San Francisco detectives who need their retired-cop fathers to help them solve a case. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Business blog, the untitled comedy is written by Up in the Air Oscar nominee Sheldon Turner. So many thoughts running through my head right now:

1. Will Psych‘s James Roday start accusing someone of stealing the father angle? (Apparently, this plot was first pitched five years ago with The Rock attached to star, so it’d be a tougher sell than The Mentalist rant.)

2. What are the odds that Reynolds and Cooper will have to pose as a gay couple at some point in the movie?

3. Why does Mel Gibson have to be Mel Gibson? I would have loved to have seen him and Kurt Russell play the dads. (Tequila Sunrise is right up there with Tango & Cash for me.)

4. Who should play the fathers? Russell as Cooper’s (it’s in the hair) and Kevin Costner as Reynolds’? Go a little more eccentric with Jeff Bridges and Bill Murray? A little more charming with Scott Bakula and Mark Harmon? Or is older funnier?

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